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Morgan - a Suitable Case for Treatment

  • Comedy
  • 1966
  • Karel Reisz
  • 92 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy drama starring Vanessa Redgrave and David Warner. The upper-class wife of a mad London artist secures a divorce from her highly eccentric husband. However Morgan will stop at nothing to stop his wife from marrying her wealthy lover.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Angry young men were abundant in the British cinema of the 1960s, but they were never so irate as working-class artist David Warner, who tries to sabotage the second marriage of his middle-class ex-wife Vanessa Redgrave to art dealer Robert Stephens by rewiring their house and dressing in a gorilla suit. Adapted from David Mercer's television play, it's really a fable about the class society. Yet its dream sequences and surreal touches make it more odd than meaningful, and it now feels dreadfully dated. Karel Reisz directs with his usual sympathy for character; sadly, it's not quite enough.

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Credits

Cast

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Leonie DeltVanessa Redgrave
Morgan DeltDavid Warner
Charles NapierRobert Stephens
Mrs DeltIrene Handl
Mr HendersonNewton Blick
Mrs HendersonNan Munro
PolicemanBernard Bresslaw
WallyArthur Mullard
CounselGraham Crowden

Crew

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DirectorKarel Reisz

Details

Theatrical distributor
Trintra Films Ltd
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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